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Shoemoney says BOTW to buy DMOZ

Discussion in 'Directories' started by Artifexus, Sep 14, 2008.

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    Shoemoney claims that BOTW is in talks with AOL. I thought that was pretty interesting...read here.

    I certainly don't think it could hurt, but I wonder how much they can make it better? I wonder what they'll charge, if anything?

    Added here rather than the DMOZ section due to it involving more than just DMOZ and being of potential interest to directory owners as a whole. :)
    SEMrush
     
    Artifexus, Sep 14, 2008 IP
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    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    It will be interesting to see what direction they take with it. It’s going to be a huge antiquated mess to clean up and volunteer edited directories can be difficult to manage.
     
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    irunbackwards Peon

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    Might be interesting if DMOZ takes a new turn ... I wonder how it will all work out.
     
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    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    DMOZ is a valuable resource with a great database. The first thing I would do is no-follow the database to protect it from any abuse.
     
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    lol I hope your being sarcastic.
     
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    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    Not at all, link freaks are like drug addicts to deal with and have no regard for a quality resource.
     
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  7. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    That would be great DMOZ is a nice directory to be in. It is extremely hard to get in due to the volunteer nature of its editors. If it is commercialized by BOTW, I would expect to pay but expect that my domain be listed. Beats having to wait months for DMOZ, fate unknown.
     
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    allout Prominent Member

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    DMOZ is kind of a dinosaur. Maybe a fresh new owner will improve it to its former glory. I would be curious if they change to paid reviews if they acquire it.
     
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    True I get the same rush when I get accepted in DMOZ :rolleyes:

    This is coming from a directory owner which makes the statement even more shocking.

    So a human review isn't sufficient for the link to count?
     
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    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    Spend a few years replying to emails and phone calls as to why my poor quality website was not accepted. Getting cursed and swore at, and even physically threatened. You might see where I’m coming from.
     
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    That's life mate. Tell them to get fucked and build a better quality resource.

    If we can't trust a human review what the heck can we trust.
     
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    Actually, DMOZ is a T-Rex I think.

    And guy above me, please watch your language
     
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    swedal Notable Member

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    I think that is one of those "I will believe it when I see it" things.
     
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    jryan54 Peon

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    what are you talking about? Dmoz is already commercial...you just have to pay a corrupt editor to get in. Corruption is rife over there and yes i am a former editor.
     
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    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    I don't see that happening ;)

    sounds like good LINK BAIT to me :D
     
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    Artifexus Guest

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    It certainly would be a big undertaking, especially with BOTW having their hands full already.

    But, I guess AOL wants/needs to unload some web real estate, so if not BOTW, then who?
     
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    malcolm1 Prominent Member

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    yes it does actually :)

    Im sure that if aol or google or whomever does own dmoz where to sell
    the price would be in the easy "millions"....yes alot of zeros for one directory :p

    thx
    malcolm
     
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    recipe for... Peon

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    #18
    AOL owns DMOZ. BOTW does need DMOZ they are already better then them so why would waste their money? This rumor seems very outlandish to me.
     
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    Interesting news...AOL owns DMOZ? hmmm.. didn't know before.
     
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    recipe for... Peon

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    AOL bought Netscape which was providing hosting for DMOZ. DMOZ might still be a foundation or something like that but AOL owns the servers and bandwidth. AOL can pretty much do whatever they want to the listings.
     
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